Bedford Park, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Bedford Park
state = Illinois
muni = Village
date = 1940
county = Cook
tcounty = Cook
township = Lyons
township2 = Stickney
gov = Council-manager
head_label = President
gov_head = David R. Brady
pop = 574
density-km = 37.1
density-mi = 96.2
status = up
percent = 1.39
prevyear = 1990
white = 96.86
black = 1.05
hispanic = 6.62
asian = 0.17
islander = 0.00
native = 0.52
other = 0.17
zips = 60455, 60458, 60459, 60499, 60501, 60638
acode = 708
acode2 = 773
area-km = 15.5
area-mi = 6.0
coords = coor dms|41|45|9|N|87|47|9|W|city
pci = 22,887
geocode = 04572
mhi = 48,333
mnhv = 135,700
mhv = 146,800 (2000)
website = www.villageofbedfordpark.com

Bedford Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 574 at the 2000 census. Bedford Park consists of a small residential area and vast amounts of heavy industry sprawling to the east and a small amount to the west.

Geography

Bedford Park is located at coor dms|41|45|9|N|87|47|9|W|city (41.768508, -87.785803)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.81%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 574 people, 211 households, and 160 families residing in the village. The population density was 96.2 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 36.5/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.86% White, 1.05% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.62% of the population.

The top three ancentries reported in Bedford Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (26.2%), German (24.9%) and Polish (19.6%). [PDFlink| [http://censtats.census.gov/data/IL/1601704572.pdf Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Bedford Park, Illinois] |38.2 KiB . U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-04-03.]

There were 211 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $49,722, and the median income for a family was $57,250. Males had a median income of $37,438 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,887. About 2.9% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Bedford Park is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district.

Public Education

Elementary and middle school students attend school in Summit District 104. High school students move onto Argo Community High School District 217 in Summit.

References

External links

* [http://www.villageofbedfordpark.com/ Village of Bedford Park]
* [http://www.enterpriz.org/php/infopage.php?selectedCompany=Bedford_Park%2C_Village_of Add't Information on Bedford Park]


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